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will be first lady michelle obama's guests. a group of superstorm sandy will meet at the white and deliver minutes urging president to tackle climate change. he will be carrying the state the union address tomorrow night at 9:00. on thes check in weather. there is a potential for two systems that could bring conditions wednesday and this weekend. where is the sun? yes, it is. overcast conditions. to our arrival delays at reagan national because of the low clouds. the sunshine is coming. northern maryland westhe panhandle of virginia. we will make some progress in the district. couple ofve to wait a hours. .4 degrees 39.wind-chill at warm side.l on the 54 in winchester. 55 in culpeper. a cold front will slide off to east for today. you can see the showers. inch ind up about 1/4 term of rains. severe weather across the deep south. we are watching the end of this new areas of low pressure to develop. that will come at us for wednesday and thursday morning. here is a satellite image from nasa. this is the snow cover all northeast and new england. .ou can see lake ontario the snow cover cuts of
obama expected to get back to basics. the white house says. the growing economy, about 1.4% according to the cbo, the congressional budget office. 7.5% unemployment. won't go over that, they think. republicans want to hear the president talk about smarter spending cuts. president obama expected to urge congress to do something to prevent those automatic budget cuts coming in march. >> this thing is going to put 600,000 people out of work and we're talking cops, we're talking teachers. >> we've got to avoid it. we've got to stop it. >> let's sit down and do this in a thoughtful manner. let's include revenue. >> revenue, republicans resisting that. it happened during the fiscal cliff deal. if revenue means more taxes or higher taxes, republicans are already saying no deal. eun? >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us. thank you. >> president obama also continues to clash are republicans over september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. south carolina senator lindsey graham is threatening to hold up senate confirmations of the president's picks to lead the penta
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. >>> tomorrow night president obama will deliver his state of the union address. the white house says the main theme of the president's address will be so-called pocketbook issues. policies aimed at helping the middle class. last week the president gave house democrats a preview of what he will say. >> i'm going to be talking about making sure that we're focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means that -- >> the white house says the following the state of the union address president obama will travel to three different communities to discuss the proposals he unvails in his speech. the president will travel to ashville north carolina on tuesday. >>> fighting crime in oakland. the new plan of attack to keep criminals off the street. >>> we continue to follow the latest developments from the vatican. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 4:51 is the time. the stunning news from the vatican just came hours ago. the leader of the roman church is resigning. the first pope to do so in 600 years. he is stepping down due to his age and diminishing strength. the
. >>> president obama will late lei out his priorities in the state of the union address. a white house spokesperson says they will lay out the growth of the middle class. he will also speak about legislation reform and gun control. >>> president obama will take to a different forum to address americans on wednesday at 4:50. the president will hold a google hangout. can you submit a question to the president president using the white house's yew youtube channel. >>> tonight, we'll arm you with the best information to make your valentine happy. we but baltimore chocolates to the test. our very own love doctor oversaw this experiment. >> this is fawn story we'll wife you give you at 11:00. because it's the healthiest chocolate around, we used dark chocolate. we went to 3 different chock la tiers -- chock particular tiers. -- chocolatiers. one of them actually won baltimore's best chocolatier in 2008. we will also ask people to tell us which one was the best. we'll tell you the result and see exactly which one was the best. we're hoping we'll have a fun package for you. >> makers' mark is
charged with his murder. >>> an american hero was honored today at the white house. president obama awarded the medal of honor to retired army staff sergeant clinton romesha for his incredible bravery during one of the most fierce attacks in our nation's longest war. after today's emotional ceremony in the east room, there are now 80 living recipients of our nation's highest award for military valor. our report tonight from our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: wedged deep into a valley surrounded by soaring mountains, combat outpost keating in eastern afghanistan was a death trap. for staff sergeant clint romesha, it was indefensible. >> every which direction you looked, you were looking straight up at the mountain. >> reporter: romesha and the other soldiers at cop keating were under constant attack. but in october 2009, the taliban launched the most ferocious assault ever. and unleashed a deadly downpour of fire like shooting fish in a barrel. >> 360 degrees, we were taking, you know, rfgs, machine gunfire, mortar fire was coming in. i mean, it was accurate.
, reporting live from capital heights. >>> this afternoon at the white house president obama will award the medal of honor. today's recipient is a retired army staff sergeant, being rewarded for his conspicuous gallant try in 2009. he is credited with rallying his units to repel an attack by taliban insurgents. >>> dozens of local national guard troops are heading to a new assignment. family and friends bid farewell to the soldiers. the guard unit will work at guantanamo bay, cuba, their deployment is expected to last about 10 months. >>> a former maryland first lady may now be eyeing her own political career. john leopold, who is a republican, resigned after being convicted of misconduct in office recently. the county council has 30 days to fill the seat with another republican. applications need to be submitted by noon friday. >>> it is time for a special your money report. >> yes, sir ca spoke with an expert about this year's valentine's day trends. >> reporter: valentine's day is right around the corner. have you figured out what to get your sweetie yet? joining us to set expectatio
kyle was treating for ptfd. that man is now charged with murder. >>> an emotional day at the white house as president obama awards the medal of honor to an afghanistan war veteran. former staff sergeant was among 50 u.s. troops that came under attack by hundreds of taliban fighters in 2009. ramisha repeatedly risked his life in a long day fire fight. he also led others to safety and helped recover the bodies of fallen soldiers. >>> in health watch tonight, a new study out today confirms what we have known for quite some time. americans are eating too much salt. but as allison harmlan reports, some packaged foods are now getting some help. >> when i go into the supermarket i look at the package and look at the sodium. if the sodium is extremely high i don't buy the food. >> reporter: salt in packaged foods is to blame for 45% of our salt intake. 21 food companies including kraft, heinz and subway got together in washington to announce they've lowered salts in their products. >> the changes are going to have a big impact on the public's health. >
. that is the latest. >> a special ceremony at the white house as president obama awarded the medal of law -- the medal of honor to a soldier who fought briefly in afghanistan. he stole the show. he is at the podium. he played peekaboo with the audience. he is one half of the military aides that escorted him to his seat so his father could be honored. >> he is not shy. nice to be in the now -- one like. i gunmen loses his arm. -- one man loses his arm. >> an unusual historic site has a connection to one of this year's oscar favorites. i have entertainment coming up. >> it is supposed to be a cash cow, but >> tonight, we are looking at a location that played a key role for an oscar contender. >> arch campbell joins us with more that you would not have not have"lincoln." >> we all know that daniel day lewis is going to win the oscar for "lincoln." did you know, he was not the first choice? >> there's new interest in the 16th president thinks to daniel day-lewis's accurate portrait. >> he did have a higher pitched voice. >> she serves as the executive director of the lincoln cottage, where he lived with h
in the united states of america. >> the white house says after the state of the union address, president obama will travel to three different communities explaning the proposals in his speech. the president will go to ashville, north carolina on wednesday. atlanta, georgia on thursday. and chicago on friday. >>> tracy police are asking for the public's help to find the driver involved in a fatal hit and run. a bicyclist was hit and killed in a crash last wednesday on shulty road. police are looking for a dark can alreadied late '90s model sedan. anyone with information on the drivers identity or car is asked to contact tracy police. >>> time now 5:47. gun owners stocked up on ammo at a gun show over the weekend. they traveled to the fairgrounds. many say they are concerned about recently proposed state laws including one that would require permits to buy ammunition. >>> people who receive those vouchers instead of cash at last month's gun buy back in marin county can redeem those vouchers this week. the event was so popular the $43,000 given for the event ran out. additional $70,000 in voucher
in the president's speech. $85 billion in cuts will take effect march 1 if congress and the white house cannot come to an agreement on a budget. republicans are blaming president obama for the looming cuts known as the sequester because the white house proposed them in the first place. democrats say the cuts were only meant as a threat. >> when the president proposed a sequester it was to work together to solve problems. it was supposed to be so awful the super committee would reach bipartisan agreement. because they rejected revenue it never happened. >> i'm questioning where this thing is going because he's not moved in a serious way. we remain anxiously waiting for him to come to the table to work with us. >> bottom line you could live with the sequester if it happens? >> i don't want to live with the sequester. i want reductions in spending that make sense. >> president obama has urged congress to come up with a short-term fix by the end of the month until lawmakers can reach a more extensive budget plan. >> today, nasa launches what it's claiming is its most advanced new at lite into space. th
environment than california. >>> tomorrow night president obama delivers his state of the union address. the white house says the main theme will be so-called pocketbook issues. policies to help the middle class. now after the state of the union address, president obama will go to three different communities explaning his proposals. the president will go to ashville, north carolina on wednesday. atlanta georgia on thursday. and chicago on friday. >>> celebrations to mark the lunar new year are being held around the world. that's in china where buddhist monks tolled the bells. more than 35,000 people have signed a petition asking president obama to make the start of the lunar new year a national holiday. billions of people worldwide support the lunar new year which is a time to return home to visit family. here in san francisco china town will celebrate the year of the snake a week from saturday with a chinese new year parade. the parade which is known for the elaborate floats and costumes dates back to the 1860s. it is considered the largest celebration outside of asia. and you can watc
you up right. >> bret: we are about 27 hours away from president obama's first "state of the union" address of the second term. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us what we can expect to hear. >> president obama only used the word "jobs" twice in the inaugural address, his team is now building tuesday's big speech as a continuation of a major push on the economy. >> you will hear in the president's "state of the union" an outline from him for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. the president has always viewed the two speeches, inaugural address and "state of the union" two acts of the same play. >> the play since inaugural featured scenes with the president focusing instead on gun control, immigration reform and other issues. leading to headlines this weekend about the president pivoting back to jobs. a phrase republicans say they have heard nearly a dozen times since mr. obama first tried to pivot back from healthcare. >> the president spent most of the first term avoiding the issues americans cared about most. >> what i am suggesting is he not do the s
as heterosexual couples, including the right to sponsor a partner for a visa. in a letter to the white house this week, the u.s. catholic bishops and some evangelicals objected to obama's proposal. they are otherwise strong supporters of immigration reform. >>> the president joined a host of political, diplomatic and religious leaders for the annual national prayer breakfast on thursday. by tradition, participants put aside differences to pray for the nation and the world. obama told the group he wished that spirit would continue after the breakfast as well. >> you'd like to think that the shelf life wasn't so short. [ laughter ] but i go back to the oval office and i start watching the cable news networks and it's like we didn't pray. >> at the breakfast, the president announced that his longtime point-man on faith issues, joshua dubois, was stepping down as head of the white house office of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships. >>> former los angeles archbishop, cardinal roger mahony, strongly defended his handling of clergy sex abuse after newly released documents revealed the extent
despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to rescue the wounded and retrieve bodies. >> clint romesha lives the soldier's creed: "i will never leave a fallen comrade." so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down, and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meters run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends, and they brought them home. >> sreenivasan: romesha is only the fourth living medal of honor recipient for actions in iraq or afghanistan. on wall street today, trading was light, and stocks drifted lower. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 21 points to close at 13,971. the nasdaq fell a little less than two points to close at 3192. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and we turn to the search for the ex-officer wanted in multiple killings in california. authorities have been given hundreds of tips for the suspect, who is still at large. but he was charged today with the murder of a ri
of two of president obama's appointees. senator lindsey graham says he may put a hold on the nominations of john brennan for cia drug and chuck hagel for defense secretary to force the white house to answer questions about last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i wanted to know what our president did, what did he do as commander-in-chief? did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. a spokesman for the white house national security council says senators should not play politics with crucial nominations. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and wage growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here
by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> this white house has been stalwarting the congress around i'm going to do everything i can to get to the bottom of this and find out what the mistakes were and find out what the president did. >> reporter: graham's willingness to block the nominees has worked once already. last month he signaling he would take action to prevent brennan and hagel's confirmation unless secretary leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff testified on benghazi. they were on capitol hill last week, but de
can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. the republicans have accused the administration of miss leeding the public about the attack. >> this white house has been stalwarting the conference. aisle get to the bottom of this and find out what the mistakes were and find out what the president did. >> reporter: grahams willingness to block the nominees has worked once already. last month he signaling he would take action to prevent brennan and haggle's confirmation unless secretary leon panetta and chair marn of the joint chiefs of staff testified on benghazi. they were on capitol hill last week but senator jack reed says graham is overreacting. >> this is critical. at a time that we're looking at sequester,ing look
thank god. he's saying president obama is picking second class people. we'll be right back with the story of dick cheney. >>> also the white party. how did the gop become the home office for conservative whites? a fascinating new story in the new republic argues the cause is not overt racism but is based on the precivil war southern interpret tas of the constitution shared by modern day republicans, you know, secessi secession, nullification. >>> plus the man who shot osama bin laden, we don't know his name yet and have never seen his face yet, but the member of the s.e.a.l. team who pulled the trigger three times has told his story to esquire. we've got the author here tonight, phil bron steen. let me finish with some thoughts on the stipe of republican dick cheney leads. the kind that would believe in him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios the battle of
how obama has been trying to get poor people to hate rich people and blacks to hate whites. so this is definitely -- we've obviously heard this for four years. obama is trying to start the race war. and now we have the chairman of fox news going on the record, you know, claiming that obama wants blacks to hate whites. second part is why every time i turn on cnn am i seeing ted nugent? i know that interview was from a crazy right wing radio show. but last week, you know, he became like their in-house gun expert. come on. >> stephanie: eric, everyone deserves a spot at the table. no! all right. greg gutfield on the five. >> every student should stick the expensive colleges on loans. they need to learn the obscure term that's called capitalism and they gotta pay for the fact they've been churning out lazy, stupid marxists every four years. puts social justice before payback alone. how do you solve this problem? you force all of the marxist professors to be in charge of debt collection. they gotta go out and if they don't get the loans back, they don't get their salaries. that's my
obama's inauguration will have a special seat at tomorrow night's steve union address. white house aides say that cleopatra pendleton will be a guest of the first lady. her daughter was mistakenly shot to death just a mile away from the chicago home. michelle obama attended her funeral over the weekend. >>> child care legal assistants and new commissary privileges are among the 22 new benefits coming for same-sex couples in the military. leone panetta approved the extensions of benefits today, more than a year after the repeal of don't ask/don't tell. all the changes should be in place by august. >>> the special honor for a former soldier who gave hi all to protect his brothers on the battlefield in afc. >>> and a proposed merger between american airlines and u.s. us airwa >>> a former soldier who refused to accept defeat received the medal of honor today. president obama placed the medal on clinton romeshe. 50 american troops were ambus d ambushed. they were surrounded on all sides by -- who held the high ground. he was injured by a rocket-propelled grenade, but led the charge through
the pope gave him. martha: we are waiting for a statement from the white house. president obama's only meeting with the pope came in july 2009. they met at the vatican for 35 minutes. the vatican described the meeting as cordial. the first lady and maria and sasha were also present. bill: he spent his life serving the catholic church. the pontiff's given name, joseph ratzinger. only the 9th pope to hail from the country of germany. he served as a cardinal longer than any pope. he was ordained a priest in 1951. martha: the pope making the first appearance from his balcony after the famous white smoke made it known the world had a new leader. let's take a listen to some of that. [crowd cheering] martha: what a moment that was. that was eight years ago. you remember the days of black smoke that led to the emergence of that white smoke. benedict from the beginning was the lead candidate in many people's eyes to take over. the next day from this, april 20, pope benedict led his first mass from the sistine chapel as the pontiff. eight years later we begin the church and the process of findin
as a scholar, a priest, and a holy man, and now the admiration for him is even higher. reporter: the white house also released a statement in president obama's name in which the president said in part, quote, michelle and i warmly remember our meeting with the holy father in 2009, and i have appreciated our work together over these last four years. the church plays a critical role in the united states and the world, and i wish the best to those who will soon gary to choose his holies in, pope benedict xvi's successor. the british prime minister pope of his donary's affection for the pope. and the french president called the decision courageous, and appears that is a growing view among many in the catholic world, that while this is now a time of some trepidation as they award a successor being appointed. this was in the end a very personal decision by pope benedict xvi and in the eyes of many, absolutely the right one. greg? >> jonathan hunt, thanks very much. we showed you a comment by thary. -- shop of washington, dc. he will be a guest this evening on special report, 6:00 p.m. eastern ti
house stonewalling. white house is urging quick approval of the two nominees. >> president obama today will award the medal of honor for a former soldier and heroic efforts in afghanistan. former staff sergeant will receive the nation's highest military honor for his actions during an attack on a remote outpost in october of 2009. he is just the fourth living person to receive the award for service in iraq and the afghanistan. 5:07, 37 degrees on this monday morning. >> still ahead in a hollywood actor wants to reach out to the former lapd police officer wanted for murder. >> good monday morning at 5:10. it is a wet start. got to get going, the roads will be a little slow because of the wet pavement. meteorologist adam caskey if it is at the national harbor this morning. i see all the dampness. something happened this weekend. >> what happened? clerk somebody turned another year older. happy birthday. >> thank you. 29 again. it feels great. feels fantastic to be 29 again. right. i have my umbrella this morning and national harbor. it is a light drizzle coming down right now. the heavy
. that's what i reflect. that's what i -- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. why are people reacting by buying more guns and ammunition. >> i know my customers feel they will be banned. they need to get it now while they still can. >> what's the most popular? >> anything with over a ten round automatic. that's the rumor they will try to ban. >> do you think those are kind of things they should use in self-defense? >> for self-defense for your home or your property? >> home. >> for your home i like shotguns because you don't have to worry about missing. here in texas sometimes you live on 10, 20 acres. a shotgun wouldn't be very effective. >> do you believe any gun should be banned? >>
and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. did he pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed on the attack. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> the white house has been stone walling the congress. i'm going to do everything i can to get to the bottom of this and hold this president accountable. >> graham's willingness to block the president's nominees has worked once already. last month he signalled he would take action to prevent the confirmations unless leon penetta testified about benghazi. they were all on capitol hill last week. democratic senator jack reed said graham is over reacting. >> these are critical offices the secretary of defense at a time when we're looking forward looking at crisis across the globe. to dwell on a drug and tragic -- on a tragic incident and block people is not right. >>
of the changes for the second term in the white house is that the president's long-time speech writer favreau is gone and as somebody there on the inside, what that transition is like from one speechwriter to another, what that's like for president obama or for any president and also in terms of what we see and what we hear as voters, as americans, is there going to be a slightly different voice for obama because there's a new speechwriter? >> we don't. it's like a favorite tv show and aaron sorkin left the show. is it going to change now that he's gone or something like that? you know, with president obama as was the case with president clinton and most of these folks, it's their voice and they are deeply involved in the writing of a speech like the state of the union. it's not as if they're kind of handed a piece of paper or someone points at the teleprompter and tells them to look. it is a bit of a transition. john favreau president obama's speechwriter in the first term had a close relationship with him going back to the campaign and worked with him and writes. he actually works on a lapt
without information. he says president obama's picks should not go forward until the president provides more details on the benghazi terror attack. fox has more. >> there could be an attempt to hold up two important nominations until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. during that attack on libya senator lindsay graham wants to know whether the president reached out personally to libyan leaders. he says the nominations of chuck hagel and john brennan could be sidetracked. graham has serious concerns about whether the president did enough to stop the attack that killed four americans. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport, to the annex, and the last two guys may very well be alive, and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off that will affect whether or not i would give foreign and in the future to libya, but if he failed to call, on behalf of those people under siege, i think that's a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >> reporter: but
, chairman bernanke was at white house last week to chat with the president, a obama aide, rather, one of the president's aides said that it was just a check-in meeting that they do from time to time. no comment from the fed or the white house on whether they talked about bernanke sticking around for another term but some fed-watchers think bernanke would stay for a third term if the president asked him. other potential bernanke replacements fed-watchers say, former vice chairman don kohn and another former vice chairman, roger ferguson who now runs tiaa cref. guys, back to you. david: thank you very much. by the way we're looking at that inner sanctum, the room in the double doors are with the fed discusses what they will do with rates. like to be a fly on the wall in that room. nicole: absolutely. a memo from lawmakers obtained by fox business lays out spending cuts that are sure to slam our economy if congress doesn't act by the end of the month. up next our liz macdonald has details and a look how you could be impacted. ♪ all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this i
cat. >> donald trump should have learned his lesson at the white house correspondence dinner a couple of years ago when president obama jammed him up -- and i mean embarrassed him and with parody, also. it was worse than ridiculous. and can you imagine now the course that you've got to spend money filing these papers. and that's what they augt to do. how much is it costing taxpayers to go through with this ridiculous nousz. one thing that finally donald trump should learn is something that newspaper people have learned years ago, you not argue with millions of people in their audience. and you have only an audience of one. and that's the person you're looking at the in mirror. >> dana, let me ask you this. i almost want to say -- yeah, i want to almost say shadow senator mill bank. but we had some fun, you know, with donald trump's birth certificate. but bill maher. here's what he really said. >> here's what you really put out. it's the short form. not a birth certificate. it was clearly made on a dot matrix printer and it was a scannable bar code. where's the original long form certi
reflect -- that's what i -- that's what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues, more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom, i'm brianna keilar in for don lemon. we have breaking news tonight, powerful devastating weather in the southern states. this is new video just in to cnn, it was reported by a storm chaser in hattiesburg, mississippi late this afternoon, when an enormous tornado touched the ground and started tearing up the town. we have extensive damage to show you tonight. there are some people hurt, and i will talk with the man who shot this amazing footage in just a few minutes. >>> first, this breaking news to tell you about, thousands of people are stranded after a cruise ship lost power in the gulf of
-- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. >>> i've come to gun country in one of the most popular stores in the state. i fired the most powerful we in america's arsenal and they're all legal. >> you're in america now and we have a special amendment right. this a is special edition. >> how has business been? >> right noi it's impossible to get guns and ammunition. >> this pattern has been seen all over america. why are people reacting by buying more guns and ammunition. >> i know my customers feel they will be banned. they need to get it now while they still can. >> what's the most popular? >> anything with over a ten round automatic. that's the rumor they will try to ban. >> do you think those are kind of things they should use in se
. >>> right now, learning about the message and tone of president obama's state of the union tomorrow night. first read team writes, quote, while the white house maintains they're focused on the economy, tomorrow's speech puts a end to the chatter they hope that they haven't spent enough time talking about the economy. politico expects it will be aggressive writing it's less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod emboldened by verdict ri and convinced the gop is unwilling to cut deals, obama plans to use the big prime time address tuesday night for another broad challenge at a republican party he regards as vulnerable and divided. also today, getting a first look at a new ad from the superpac of gabby giffords. it is aimed to promote stricter gun laws. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. but there are solutions we can agree on even gun owners like us. take it from me. congress must act. >> let me bring in democratic senator from west virginia joe manchin. a big player in the gun control debate and wearing the no labels pi
obama is gearing up for his state of the union address tomorrow night. a white house administration official tells nbc news that the speech will outline a plan to grow sxwrobs and grow the middle class. and continues to push for gun control, clean energy and immigration reform. >>> new benefits for same-sex partners in the hill tear. today defense secretary leone panetta approved commissary -- legal assistance and other benefits to same-sex couples. those changes should take effect by august. there are still dozens of other benefits. they include on-base housing and burial at arlington national cemetery. >>> for the first time, the pentagon is considering scaling back on the massive buildup of drones. the military uses those unmanned aircraft to go after terror suspects. the controversy erupted last week with where targets could include suspected american terrorists overangels. leaders at the defense department are evaluating whether there's enough drones already patrolling the skies and they'll try to determine whether changing security threats call for different resources. >>> sti
committee to say obama is pivoting back to the economy for the past five years as the white house has announced that as a focus repeatedly. >> right now our number one focus has to job jobs, jobs, jobs. and encouraging business investment. i think we are past the crisis point in the economy but we now have to pivot and focus on jobs and growth. my principled focus, my number one focus is going to be making sure that we are competitive, that we are growing and we are creating jobs, not just now but well into future. you know at a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to jobs and growth. >> now the white house disputes the pivot and says the president's focus on the economy has been a constant. >> there is no pivot here. the president's principled preoccupation since he ran for this office, beginning in 2007 has been you know, what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> much like the answer robert gibbs gave when he was press secretary all the way back in 2010 when he was asked the exact same question. back to y
. >> today's valentine's day, white house spokesman said the president and mrs. clinton will honor the holiday by observing a moment of silence. expected to last the entire evening. chris: and when we come back, barack obama replaced troops on the ground with drones in the sky. >> the administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. >> i will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom. chris: boy, he's gotten older, hasn't he? that was president obama as a candidate in 2007, running hard against the legacy of the bush-cheney foreign policy. at issue now today the 700% rampup of drone strikes under obama. there have been 350 under obama, largely in pakistan. a key question is blowback, no one knows how many untargeted civilians have been killed by drone strikes or the damage to winning hearts and mind over there. the effect of blowback is a central theme in the television series "homeland" where the
. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward until the white house gives us an accounting. did the president ever pick up the phone and call anyone until the libyan government to help these folks. >> reporter: the obama administration has accused brown of trying to play politics. >>> this tuesday president obama is scheduled to deliver the first state of the union address. there have been a number of reports suggesting the president will offer proposals for spending on infrastructure and education during his speech. today mr. obama's campaign manager talked about the upcoming address. >> the economy will be central to this speech and how we will grow the economy. >> it means former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords is expected to attend the address. giffords suffered severe head trauma after she was shot while meeting with constituents in arizona. >>> the conservative tea party has tapped tapped ran paul to address the president's -- ashley judd has expressed an interest in running for senate. florida senator marco rubio will speak on behalf of the republican party.
. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tomorrow. a speech white house officials say will focus on jobs and the economy. the president is expected to push for more investments in infrastructure, clean energy and education. he'll zero in on the issue of the middle class, advocating for what he described to house democrats last week as a, quote, economy that works for everybody. tomorrow's speech will also focus on immigration, climate change and gun violence, echoing themes from last month's inaugural address. on wednesday, the president will head to asheville, north carolina, to begin a three-state tour to sell his proposals. the post-state of the union presidential barnstorming will also hit atlanta and end out in chicago later in the week. >> so what proposals are we talking about, mike? i mean mark. anybody? >> gun control. >> gun control. >> immigration. >> they're going to love that in north carolina and georgia. >> education. >> i guess we're going to be -- >> nuclear disarmament. less nuclear bombs. >> so he's bringing up nuclear disarmament again. has anybody
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